APPLICANTS WITH HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
Applicants who have already completed part of an undergraduate course at another institution may be considered for entry into a Diploma course. Academic results partial or complete from any higher education level study will be used as the basis for selection.
Credit for recently completed tertiary studies may be granted for completed awards or subjects that are at a similar level and are equivalent in content. Applications for advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning) may be accepted once an offer of enrolment has been made. Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.
Completed bridging or enabling courses
Aspire recognises enabling programs such as tertiary preparation programs offered by universities and other institutions for entry into undergraduate courses. Aspire Institute’s Australian Foundation Program is accepted for students whom have completed year 11 studies but do not satisfy the requirements for undergraduate courses.
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICANTS WITH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY
Applicants who have already completed part of a VET course at another institution such as a public TAFE or a recognised VET provider may be considered for entry into a ICMS undergraduate course. Academic results partial or complete from any VET level study will be used as the basis for selection.
Credit for recently completed VET studies may be granted for completed awards or subjects that are at a similar level and are equivalent in content. Applications for advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning) may be accepted once an offer of enrolment has been made. Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICANTS WITH WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
(Finished secondary education more than two years ago)
Applicants, who are over 18 years of age, may be eligible for admission based on work experience. However, it is not recommended that applicants just rely on work experience; they should consider supplementing it with the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT).
The STAT is usually undertaken by mature age applicants and/or those without an ATAR. Aspire Institute accepts results from the STAT multiple-choice tests and the required score for entry is 140.
Applicants that wish to apply with work experience need to present evidence of at least 12 months’ full-time work experience.
- Evidence from past or current employers should include:
- Length and mode of employment
- Description of job role and responsibilities
- One or more references on company letterhead
- Reference contact details
If an applicant has been self-employed, they should supply a statement from their accountant, solicitor or tax agent.
FINISHED SECONDARY EDUCATION MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO
Applicants that have finished their secondary education some time ago and have no tertiary experience or work experience may still apply with their high school qualification in conjunction with any relevant experience the student has accumulated since then. An application interview may be conducted for a more holistic assessment.
HOW TO APPLY
OTHER ADMISSION OPTIONS
The Aspire Institute supports participation of applicants who may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. To that end Aspire welcome applications from those with challenging circumstances. Those applicants are requested to apply with any documents evidencing work experience, training, previous academic achievement or evidence that supports the applicants character. These applications will be assessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor on a case-by-case basis.
Disability access options
Aspire Institute supports the participation of applicants that may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. Admission to a course may be considered for applicants whose achievement has been compromised by specific situations beyond the applicant’s control, such as disability, illness or family disruption. Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation for example, a medical practitioner’s report. Admission will be determined on a case by case basis by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching).
Any supporting documentation must comply with the evidence requirements as follows: health practitioners report or letter; disability assessment report; New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) disability provisions application form; or NESA provisions approval letter.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Aspire Institute supports the participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and is sensitive to ATSI knowledge and culture. To that end, Aspire welcomes ATSI applications.
Those applicants are requested to apply with any documents evidencing work experience, training, previous academic achievement or evidence that supports the applicant’s character.
These applications will be assessed by the Deputy Vice-chancellor on a case-by-case basis.
For more information please call 1800 657 572 or submit an enquiry via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications
Domestic applicants who have overseas qualifications are assessed using Aspire Institute’s international requirements as found in the entry requirements by country section.
English language proficiency
- Australian Year 12 students must submit a performance band of no less than 2 in English
- English proficiency assessments must be completed no longer than two (2) years prior to commencement or one (1) year prior to commencement for applicants studying/residing in a non-English speaking environment.
- Applicants may sit an Aspire English proficiency test for purposes of entry. Available upon request.
Additional English entry requirements that are commonly accepted can be viewed here.
Acceptance of offer
Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Fees and charges